On the Roof Top
Jack and I are not fond of ceremony so when we got married we decided it would be a private event. The stairs in our townhouse building go right up to the roof. Jack and I have often gone up there together to watch the sunset over the ocean and we decided it would be the perfect place to have our wedding. It was spectacular.
Our guest list was very brief--just the two of us and the minister who also was the photographer as well. We wanted to do it on top of our townhouse, where we had a beautiful view of the ocean.
I decorated the roof with potted flowers, tea lights inside of translucent white bags and rose petals strewn across the ground. It was very simple, but elegant. Jack helped me carry a small table and two chairs up to the roof. I covered the a table with a table cloth I made from a remnant of silk damask. I used our best china, silverware and two crystal goblets. In the center of the table was a white candle and a crystal vase with a single red rose. Everything looked perfect.
I found a how-to article on making wreaths of fresh flowers which I wore like a crown. My wedding gown was a simple white satin dress. Jack wore pants of pearl gray linen and a white silk pullover shirt. We looked very elegant and were very comfortable.
The minister arrived and all of us went up to the roof. At sundown the minister performed the ceremony at sundown. The sky was streaked with clouds and the sunset was spectacular! I've never seen so many brilliant colors. Even the minister was impressed. He blessed our marriage, Jack and I exchanged wedding rings and the traditional wedding kiss. After he took a few photos for us he went on his way.
Jack and I brought up our boom box and played our favorite songs on the CD disc changer. We danced cheek to cheek for what seemed like hours.
Then we sat down to eat. I brought up the meal I prepared of Chicken Kiev with wild rice and mushrooms and buttered asparagus. It was really delicious. Jack opened a bottle of champagne to have with dinner. Jack and I laughed as we looked at each other's rings and thought about what everyone will say when we tell them. My mom wanted me to have a big wedding, oh well!
I made chocolate mousse for dessert. Jack thought it was the fluffiest I had ever made.
We toasted to a lifetime of wonderful years together. After dinner, we danced into the night until we were both started to get cold. Instead of going back inside we brought up our air mattress and down sleeping bag and cuddled up beneath it, staring at the stars. It was such a gorgeous night! We even saw a shooting star. Our wedding day was truly ours. We were both so happy and it couldn't have been better planned.
I highly recommend getting married on your roof. It was the most romantic evening of my life!